Samford 70, Georgia St. 61

Kaylin Johnson scored 20 points and Samford controlled overtime

for a 70-61 victory over Georgia State on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (4-3) scored the first seven points of overtime and

took a 68-58 lead on Johnson’s two free throws with 48 seconds

left.

The Panthers shot 8.3 percent from the field (1 for 12) in

OT.

Johnson was 6 for 8 from the field, including three 3-pointers,

and 5 of 7 from the free throw line.

Georgia State led 52-45 with 1:10 to play, but Samford’s Andy

King hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 9 seconds left and the

Panthers (2-2) had a game-tying basket waved off with 3 seconds

left because of a foul.

Gregg Wooten scored 13 points and Josh Bedwell added 12 points

for Samford.

The Bulldogs were 23 of 30 from the foul line (76.7 percent) and

Georgia State was 9 of 17 (52.9 percent).

Javonte Maynor led Georgia State with 12 points.